Archive for June, 2010

  • Meet Kamran Siddiqi, The 18 Year Old Food Blogger!
    Tweet While I was attending The Martha Stewart Show I met Kamran Siddiqi, a very young food blogger who writes at  The Sophisticated Gourmet.  Normally surrounded by conversation revolving around diapers and school it was refreshing to see Kamran. For someone so young I am continuously impressed by the quality of his blog and the professionalism of his demeanor. When...
    by at June 30th, 2010 at 09:06 pm
  • Camping Newbie Questions Answered By Kit Deslauriers, (The North Face Skier/ Ski Mountaineer)
    Tweet When I was approached by the kind folks at The North Face to talk about June being camping month and host a giveaway as well. I felt I needed more. Truth is I have never camped. Ok, when you pick up jaw off the floor, I want to admit I don’t know why either. I felt weird writing about camping, well, when I have never been. I then realized I can’t be...
    by at June 29th, 2010 at 11:06 am
  • Ziprider – It Is A Scream! No Really It Is!
    Tweet There have been so many adventures at Evo Conference (where I was giving a keynote speech) that I have been trying to wrap my head around them and finally decided I will write a separate post on each so that no post is too long to read and also you can choose what you want to read about. This blog is about news about also as a personal diary that I want to record...
    by at June 29th, 2010 at 10:06 am
  • National Camping Month! Win The Ultimate Backpacker Kit From The North Face!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Chris June marks the second annual National Camping Month.  The North Face wants families to get outside and they are offering the readers of Mommy Niri a wonderful kit to get you started. Look you and I both know that The North Face make the most durable clothing so every single item in this pack is a wonderful prize on it’s...
    by at June 24th, 2010 at 09:06 am
  • Heading To Evo? Tiny Prints And Mommy Niri May Have Something For You!
    Tweet So you have already heard that Mommy Niri will be speaking at Evo, but there is more awesome news to share. Tiny Prints is actually helping get Mommy Niri to Utah for the conference. I am actually proud that Tiny Prints have decided to pay part of my conference expenses. I have been extremely careful about advertisers and sponsors that I deal with. Reviewing a...
    by at June 23rd, 2010 at 08:06 pm
  • Summer Of Smiles (Win A $50 1-800-FLOWERS Gift Card)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Robin! 1-800-FLOWERS.COM wants to spread smiles across the nation this encouraging ummer. They’re calling it the “Summer of Smiles,” everyone to brighten someone’s day with thoughtful gifts and flowers. Flowers are amazing at uplifting the mood. Hubby is always a skeptic about spending on flowers that he feels will eventually...
    by at June 20th, 2010 at 09:06 am
  • Finding The Father Figure!
    Tweet I did not like my father. There I said it. I know it is Father’s Day so sentimentality towards dad and fatherhood is booming. But it is true. My dad was not likable, and especially not by me. He had an encyclopedia worth of qualities and habits that made me fear and disrespect him. My mom on the other hand was my hero. I then decided that a girl, or anyone...
    by at June 19th, 2010 at 10:06 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Tips To Help At Home As You Head To That Conference!
    Tweet So next week this time I will be speaking at Evo Conference in Utah. I am both excited and anxious. Excited as the conference is amazing and anxious as I will be away for 5 days. You read that right: 5days. To save on flights I am traveling the day before and after the conference with a red-eye thrown in. The only awesome thing about the travel is that I fly Jet...
    by at June 19th, 2010 at 08:06 am
  • Win The iGo Anywhere Charger!
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED! Congratulations Heather So I have spent most of my life in technology and with hubby and I coming from engineering backgrounds. What you will be surprised to learn is that we don’t have a ton of gadgets in our home. Truthfully to us the collection of devices just simply for the sake of it being a trend is really a waste and show-off sign....
    by at June 17th, 2010 at 06:06 pm
  • Choosing A Playset? We Asked The Experts!
    Tweet My family has been back and forth about buying a playset and though we feel strongly that my kiddo would benefit from the physical exercise to help her work on her balance we have been weighing options. Eventually we decided to hold off on buying one as the financial commitment, though a valid investment, is still a huge one. For now I will be hopping over to use...
    by at June 16th, 2010 at 07:06 pm
  • Tim Gunn Puts Bloggers To The Designer Test (ala Project Runway Style)!
    Tweet So I am in Cincinnati and I am totally behind in blogging but I had to do a quick post about my night. I am here to attend Fabric Care University  but we started off with a fun event. Tim Gunn  put the 20 somewhat bloggers in attendance to a designer test. Basically “Project Runway” style we were divided into 5 teams and had to re-design a plain...
    by at June 15th, 2010 at 11:06 am
  • So I Bought My 1st Coach Bag!
    Tweet I sucked up all the doubts and I just bought the bag. Well to be clear I walked in the store and walked out and then went back and bought it. I have been waiting for it for a long time. In fact about a year ago I hosted a contest for this very same bag for BlogHer. In fact it was on the way to this conference that my bag woes began, with having 2 bags break on...
    by at June 13th, 2010 at 09:06 pm
  • Sex And The City 2 – The Soundtrack!
    Tweet Sex and the City is one of those series that I was addicted too. Seriously. I watch no reality television and have not followed a series since HBO showed the last episode a few, childless, years ago.  Fast forward a few later and the Sex And The City 1st movie filled my glamor void that I was already missing, but now with kids in tow. It always make me sad when...
    by at June 13th, 2010 at 08:06 pm
  • See What’s Happening At ThePapaPost
    Tweet Not sure if you noticed that I have not been posting any new stories here. Now, I have my own blog ThePapaPost and if you want to keep up to date with my stories either you can subscribe or visit ThePapaPost. Here are the latest stories from my blog. Booking Flights Should Be Easier Than This Meet Ted Rubin, Social Media Guy And Dedicated Dad Too Kung Zhu Hamsters...
    by at June 13th, 2010 at 07:06 am
  • So I Am A Keynote Speaker At Evo Conference – The Evolution Of Women In Social Media!
    Tweet In less than 2 weeks I will be heading to Utah for what already appears to be an amazing conference presented by Jyl from Mom It Forward and Rachael from Today’s Mama. The Evo Conference - The evolution of women in social media 0r in a way that’s easier to grasp – summer bootcamp for bloggers. They not only have an amazing group of inspiring speakers...
    by at June 12th, 2010 at 12:06 pm
  • Yoohoo Plush Animals – Win It For Your Graduate! (2 winners)
    Tweet Contest closed! Congratulations Angela and Nicole! YooHoo & Friends is Aurora’s best selling brand and  when you see how cute they are you can clearly see why.  The fact that Aurora created YooHoo & Friends to teach children about animals (many endangered) and the environment from which they came makes me really respect them. It is fresh to see...
    by at June 11th, 2010 at 07:06 pm
  • World Cup Soccer- Go Bafana Bafana!
    Tweet Today World Cup Soccer begins. To me it is especially special as it is held in South Africa. Soccer was a regular part of my school. It was also part of practically every kid’s life. The reason that soccer was so accessible is that you needed nothing, except a ball to play. Shoes, goalposts etc were all (luxury) add-ons. Yes Cricket and Rugby are very much...
    by at June 10th, 2010 at 10:06 pm
  • Friday 5: 5 Ridiculous Responses After Being Told I Am From South Africa!
    Tweet Friday 5 series is not dead but I will be posting only when I really feel the urge to (rather than compelled based on timing). The World Cup soccer is being held in South Africa and I am more than nostalgic at this exciting news. But where is South Africa? What is the name of the country? – No really people have asked me this so many times it is actually embarrassing....
    by at June 10th, 2010 at 09:06 pm
  • Kids Bowl Free – All Summer Long!
    Tweet A few weeks ago a friend sent me this link about “Kids Bowl Free” and truthfully I thought it was a gimmick, except I know that she would have spotted it. I was still reluctant as it sounded too good to be true. Local bowling centers provide the Kids Bowl Free - 2 FREE game program. Sounds too good, right? That is what I thought. But it is true....
    by at June 9th, 2010 at 09:06 pm
  • Pigtail Pals: T-Shirts That Promote Positive Messages For Girls!
    Tweet I have 2 little girls. I come from a home of 5 girls. It would be really safe to say that I am naturally aware of women and the way they are treated, or rather mistreated at times. The reason alone that there were 5 girls in my home was the “hope” from elders that we would hit a luck and have a boy at some point. Nothing like making you feel second...
    by at June 9th, 2010 at 08:06 pm
  • Introducing The Papa Post
    Tweet Just as my second one grew out of diapers (all of a sudden), so did The Papa Post grew out of Mommy Niri blog. Now I have my own place to chat, vent and meet other dads (and moms).
    by at June 6th, 2010 at 08:06 pm
  • The Touchscreen Handheld From VTech – MobiGo (Giveaway)
    Tweet CONTEST CLOSED!! Congratulations Christi! I had not been a huge VTech fan. I mean I liked it ok but there was stuff about the design that never made it my favorite brand. So when I caught a glimpse of their new product at the Sandbox Summit a few weeks ago I was shocked. I loved it. Gone was a the annoying “abcd” keyboard and in the the awesome “qwerty”...
    by at June 2nd, 2010 at 09:06 pm
  • Cisco Launches “What if your tv could talk?” Contest!
    Tweet Cisco  has a new “What If Your TV Could…?” contest. Being an software engineer for 12 years and having a husband who has worked in the same field meant that Cisco as a company has come across our paths once too often.  It is certainly one of those companies that you totally respect.  I normally never post about company contests (I figure that is what advertising...
    by at June 2nd, 2010 at 08:06 pm